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Japandroids touring w/ Bass Drum of Death who played Psych Fest (pics) & are playing w/ Wu Lyf (dates)

photos by Tim Griffin

Bass Drum of Death @ Austin Psych Fest
Austin Psych Fest

We’ve announced that Japandroids are playing Hopscotch Fest and Pygmalion Music Festival. It’s since been revealed that these two festival appearances are part of a larger North American tour that Japandroids are going on with with Bass Drum of Death. The tour stops by New York at Mercury Lounge on September 14. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/10) at noon (though note that Mercury Lounge does not list Bass Drum on the bill).

The Mercury show is currently one of the very few on the tour that doesn’t list Bass Drum of Death (or anyone for that matter) as an opener. However, BDOD play the Manhattan venue two other times this summer, and two Brooklyn shows too. They open the previously discussed Hanni El Khatib show at Mercury Lounge on 6/24 (tickets) and for Hanni again at Glasslands the next night (6/25) (tickets). The Brooklyn show also has Heavenly Blows and Web Dating on the bill.

BDOD then play Mercury again on July 22 with WU LYF (tickets) and Knitting Factory the next night (7/23) with WU LYF, Young Magic and Dapwell (Das Racist member DJ set) (tickets).

Bass Drum of Death’s new LP, GB City, is out now via Fat Possum. Check out the band’s recent video for “Get Found”, along with more dates and a belated set of pictures of the band at Austin Psych Fest last month, below…

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

Austin Psych Fest

BASS DRUM OF DEATH – 2011 TOUR DATES
06/19/11 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle**
06/21/11 Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern *
06/22/11 Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi *
06/23/11 Allston, MA @ Great Scott ***
06/24/11 New York , NY @ Mercury Lounge *
06/25/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands ^
06/26/11 Philadelphia , PA @ Johnny Brendas *
06/27/11 Washington, DC @ Red Palace *
06/28/11 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
06/29/11 Atlanta , GA @ 529 ^^
07/22/11 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge ^^^
07/23/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory $
* w/ Hanni El Khatib
** w/ Hanni El Khatib, Pujol
*** w/ Hanni El Khatib, Kal Marks
^ w/Hanni El Khatib, Heavenly Blows
^^ w/ Hanni El Khatib, Killing Floor
^^^ w/ WU LYF
$ w/ WU LYF, Dapwell DJ Set

and with Japandroids:


Japandroids — 2011 Tour Dates
8/27 Vancouver, British Columbia The Waldorf Hotel %
8/28 Victoria, British Columbia Lucky Bar %
8/3 Seattle, WA The Sunset %
8/31 Portland, OR Bunk Bar %
9/2 San Francisco, CA The Hemlock %
9/5 Phoenix, AZ Trunk Space %
9/7 Dallas, TX Bryan Street Tavern %
9/8 Austin, TX Mohawk %
9/9 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Festival
9/12 Washington, DC Red Palace %
9/13 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie %
9/14 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
9/15 Boston, MA Middle East Upstairs %
9/16 Fredericton, New Brunswick The Capital Complex %
9/17 Halifax, Nova Scotia The Seahorse Tavern %
9/19 Charlottestown, Prince Edward Island Hunter’s Ale House %
9/20 Quebec City, Quebec L’Agitee %
9/21 Montreal, Quebec Le Divan Orange %
9/22 Toronto, Ontario Sneaky Dee’s %
9/23 Chicago, IL Schubas %
9/24 Champaign, IL Pygmalion Festival
9/26 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry %
9/27 Winnipeg, Manitoba Royal Albert Arms Hotel
9/29 Edmonton, Alberta Brixx
% with Bass Drum of Death


WU LYF – 2011 TOUR DATES
08.06.11 The Y / Leicester / UK
09.06.11 Clwb Ifor Bach / Cardiff / UK
10.06.11 Kazimer / Liverpool / UK
11.06.11 Queens Social Club / Sheffield / UK
14.06.11 Grand Ole Opry / Glasgow / UK
15.06.11 Cabaret Voltaire / Edinburgh / UK
17.06.11 Village Underground / London / UK
24.06.11 c/o pop Festival / Cologne / GERMANY
29.06.11 Point Ephémère / Paris / FRANCE
01.07.11 Eurockeennes Festival / Belfort / FRANCE
09.07.11 Optimus A Festival / Lisbon / PORTUGAL
16.07.11 Manchester International Festival / Manchester / UK
22.07.11 Knitting Factory / New York / USA
23.07.11 Mercury Lounge / New York / USA
26.07.11 Echo / Los Angeles / USA
30.07.11 Fuji Rock / Naeba / JAPAN
13.08.11 Oya Festival / Oslo / NORWAY
19.08.11 Pukkelpop Festival / Kiewit Hasselt / BELGIUM

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